Mitchell Bragg is an attorney licensed to practice in New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire as well as before the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
Mitch assists clients with all aspects of trademark and copyright law as well as licensing, business formation, contracts, and other general business law matters.
He works closely with start-ups and other privately held companies with the counseling on a variety of corporate matters, including entity formation, corporate record documentation, and contract issues.
For his technology-based clients he assists with a variety of vital matters, including assisting in the drafting and negotiation of intellectual property and media agreements as well as publishing deals. In addition, he advises his arts-based clients on a wide range of matters specific to them, such as content licensing and book publishing.
His clients range from web startups to solo authors/writers to video game developers to established software companies in the CAD industry.
Intellectual Property Creation, Development, Protection, and Commercialization. Trademark Prosecution and Litigation. Domain Name Registration, Protection, and Infringing Dispute Resolution.
Founding Partner at Ascentage Law, PLLC
January 2011 – Present, Cambridge, MA
Practice concentrates in areas of domestic and international trademark and copyright counseling and procurement and the negotiation and drafting of business contracts and licenses. Counsel clients on business entity formation and other general business law matters. Clients include a variety of industries, including sole proprietors, indie video game developers, and established software companies.
Contributor at SportsAgentBlog.com
February 2010 – April 2012
Contributed to blog about intersection of sports and the law to site that receives over 7,000 unique, daily visits and approx. 100,000 monthly page views. Article topics generally pertained to hockey, including professional and collegiate players and teams. Particular focus on current issues in the hockey, such as Olympic participation by the NHL, impact of trades on NHL team chemistry, and the logistics of an NCAA hockey player turning pro. You can view my articles at http://www.sportsagentblog.com/author/mbragg/.
Civil Attorney at Hillsborough County NH
April 2011 – October 2011, Goffstown, NH
Drafted various legal memorandum and briefs for use by Legal Counsel for Hillsborough County. Managed Hillsborough County Nursing Home overdue accounts litigation docket over $300,000 in outstanding debts. Researched legal opinions, memoranda, and data for guidance of County departments and elected officials.
Associate at DangerMilana
August 2010 – December 2010, Allston, MA
Practice focused on protecting intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights, domain names), forming business entities, negotiating, drafting, and review contracts, and estate planning. Managed two law student interns. Assigned projects for interns to complete on a variety of subject matters primarily related to intellectual property law. Designed and presented workshops for creative groups on a variety of subject matters, including “Running a Business as an Artist” and “Everything a Writer Needs to Know about the Law.” Responsible for firm social media and web presence, including managing Twitter and Facebook pages, assisting in the redesign of the firm website, and drafting email newsletters.
Social Media Marketing Associate at Give.bz
December 2009 – August 2010
Responsible for researching, creating, and managing social networking tools for socially responsible internet start-up. Assisted with the development of Give.bz brand by promoting web presence through social media websites, primarily LinkedIn and MySpace. Corresponded directly with foundation representatives to establish strategic partnerships with Give.bz. Grew distributor and manufacturer relations to expand product selection. Coordinated with CEO to help disseminate information to websites and online communities regarding company news, events, contests, promotions, etc. Drafted press releases for various media outlets.
Intern in Charge of Marketing and Client Development at DangerMilana
March 2010 – May 2010, Allston, MA
Assisted entrepreneurial law firm with growing client base through print, media, and online presence. Researched and prepared preliminary budgets, time lines, and print materials for firm growth plan. Oversaw maintenance and enhancement of firm online social media presence.
Legal Writing Teaching Assistant at UNH School of Law
August 2008 – April 2010, Concord, NH
Created and conducted specific course components geared towards editing and correcting legal writing. Worked with first year students on editing, citations, and memorandum drafting. Developed in-class modules around citation and grammar editing techniques. Assisted students in the development of moot court arguments presented before local attorneys and judges. Graded legal writing and provide feedback to students.
Law Clerk at Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
August 2009 – December 2009, New York, NY
Counseled clients on the creation, development, protection, and commercialization of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and domain names. Researched prior usage of trademarks using CT Corsearch technologies. Drafted opinion letters to clients which provided information regarding ability to register specific trademarks. Prosecuted various goods and services marks for registration on the Principal Register. Collaborated with foreign counsel on registration of trademarks and domain names in European Union, Japan, Australia, Italy, and Canada. Assisted with the development of an international trademark registration requirements database. Developed strategies for negotiation and litigation involving intellectual property, namely ex parte proceedings before TTAB and briefs under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy. Assisted in preparation of documents for litigation in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Researched pharmaceutical proprietary names for FDA and USPTO approval.
Law Clerk at U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the General Counsel
June 2009 – August 2009, Washington, DC
Assisted staff attorneys in rendering written and oral counsel on laws, regulations, and guidance across all DOT modes. Conducted legal research and drafted memoranda on issues including the interactions between state and federal insurance regulations, copyright law and the Freedom of Information Act, federal environmental laws, and federal crime database laws.
Law Clerk at New Hampshire Legal Assistance
May 2008 – August 2008, Manchester, NH
Assisted clients with issues related to unemployment compensation, landlord/tenant disputes, and the mistreatment of elderly in nursing homes. Conducted legal research and document drafting in consumer protection and elder law, including payday lending protection and bankruptcy advocacy. Participated in and conducted client interviews, case selection, and client counseling.
Law Clerk at Katz & Baehre Attorneys at Law
May 2005 – May 2008, Williamsville, NY
Protected client assets by developing and drafting wills, trusts, and estates. Assisted in client interviews and drafting asset protection documents. Performed due diligence searches in areas of deed filing and locating.
Hockey Equipment Specialist at Providence College
October 2006 – August 2007, Providence, RI
Managed multiple team equipment budgets totaling over $125,000. Responsible for ordering, logistics, and maintainenance of equipment for Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I hockey teams (Hockey East), including 50+ players and 6 coaches. Oversaw daily work for three student workers.
Volunteer Experience & Causes
Board of Directors, Clerk
ARTmorpheus, Boston, MA
January 2011 – present
Develop strategic fundraising programs for non-profit currently located within the Boston Center for the Arts.
Concord Young Professionals Network, Concord, NH
October 2010 – present
Assist in the planning of monthly networking events for young professionals in capitol region of New Hampshire.
UNH School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)
JD , cum laude, Top 30%, 2007 — 2010
Course work focused on intellectual property law issues, small business development, and mergers and acquisitions. Also extensive experience with New Hampshire state administrative laws.
Activities and Societies: Senior Articles Editor, Pierce Law Review. Teaching & Research Assistant, First Year Legal Writing Program. Treasurer, Student Bar Association. Vice President, Entertainment Law Society. Student Attorney, Administrative Law & Advocacy Clinic.
B.S. with honors, Business & Technology Mgt. and Political Science, 2002 — 2006
Activities and Societies:Phalanx Commendable Service Award, Sigma Phi Epsilon Community Service Chairman; Clarkson University Business Leadership Scholarship; Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship; New York State Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship; Sallie Mae Family Scholarship.